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"I'll lay anything on the line for the love of my wife and daughter."

By Staff

A never-before-seen hand-written letter from Kurt Cobain to record label boss David Geffen has gone up for auction. Penned in 1992, the strongly-worded note is on display and up for sale by Julian’s Auctions as part of their Music Icons auction event taking place at the Hard Rock Cafe New York on Saturday, May 21.

Julian’s describes the Cobain letter as follows:

A single-sheet, two-sided handwritten letter by Kurt Cobain addressed to David Geffen, creator of DGC Records. In the letter, Cobain expresses to his “big boss” Geffen his anger about a September 1992 Vanity Fair magazine article, written by Lynn Hirschberg. The article titled “Strange Love” accuses his wife, musician Courtney Love, of taking drugs while pregnant with their baby. In the letter to Geffen, Cobain states that Love stopped using right after she found out about her pregnancy and was visiting a pediatrician, and he himself has been in rehab for 18 days. He ends the letter with “I’m so extremely pissed off about this piece of trash journalism that I’ll lay anything on the line for the love of my wife and daughter.” Accompanied by a copy of the September 1992 Vanity Fair magazine.

The auction company has also located David Geffen’s response letter to Cobain, which although not part of the auction, can be seen here.

Bidding for the letter and Vanity Fair issue starts at $10,000 and is expected to fetch $20,000-$30,000.


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